Tag: Empire

Blackish and Empire Premiere Ratings Strong

EmpireThe ratings for the Fox network drama, Empire opened strong though down by 39% from its season 2 premiere. It still landed Fox in the number one position with a total of 10.8 million viewers overall.    (more…)

Empire Season 2 Finale Down 38%

Empire Season 2 FinaleEmpire’s Season 2 Finale ratings were down; however, the show is hardly dead in the water finishing first in its 9 PM time-slot. And just like I suspected, Jamal Lyon survived last week’s gunshot even though rumors swirled that he’d left the show.  Sure, worse programming can be found on TV, but this show needs a new writing team stat.  The show had a bad season opener and never seemed to recover with story-lines all-over-the-place all season long.   (more…)

Empire star Jussie Smollett Says He’s Open to Falling In Love With a Woman

Jussie Smollett

“Empire” star, Jussie Smollet (32) spoke with Out magazine about identifying as a gay, black man yet still open to the idea of falling in love with a woman.  This article reminded me of his onscreen relationship with Alicia Keys so reading this made me wonder just how much input he added to that storyline.  (more…)

Who Is: Mickalene Thomas

Mickalene ThomasMickalene Thomas is a contemporary African-American artist from Camden, New Jersey.  She is best known for her complex paintings made of rhinestones, acrylic and enamel.

Her work was featured on last week’s episode of the Fox hit drama “Empire” along with actress and fellow Camden star Tasha Smith.  (more…)

Everyone’s Talking About Jamal’s Kiss in Empire Season 2

EmpireSocial media was ignited last night by the unexpected kiss shared by Jamal Lyon played by Jussie Smollett and Skye Summers played by guest star Alicia Keys on Empire Season 2.  I enjoyed the scene that some anticipate will be offensive to the gay community. (more…)

Empire Star Bryshere Gray’s Ex Regrets Break-up!

Bryshere GrayEmpire star Bryshere Gray aka Yazz The Greatest or better known as Hakeem Lyon at this point is having the time of his life.  At just 21, he’s starring in a hit show while fulfilling his dreams of becoming a huge rap artist.  (more…)